Bundesliga club Mainz have said they have indeed agreed a fee to sell their striker Yoshinori Muto to Newcastle United.
Sky Sports have already reported the fee is £9.5M and Muto should be arriving today from Tokyo to have his medical and sign along the dotted line.
We expect if all goes well Muto will be announced as a Newcastle player tomorrow and for £9.5M that’s not a bad deal for the talented striker.
With the Newcastle squad traveling to Portugal tomorrow, they will probably want Muto on the plane if they can get the transfer completed without any hitches.
Yoshinori Muto – on his way to have medical at Newcastle
Here is the statement issued by his German club Mainz:
“The clubs are, as far as the terms of the contract, largely agreed, however, there are around the transfer still time-consuming formalities to be done.”
It looks like we will have our 5th signing announced and it’s our first striker through the door – the top priority for this summer.
So in two days, we will have signed Fabian Schar for £3M from Deportivo and Yoshinori Muto from Mainz for £9.5M.
We also announced today that goalkeeper Matz Sels has left Newcastle and joined French club Strasbourg for £4M – so we almost got our money back on Matz.
Assuming Muto does sign tomorrow, we still have just under two weeks left in the window to bring in more players and sell some of the fringe players no longer needed.
Rafa wants to bring in maybe two or three more players, and we have to move players out of the club like Aleksandar Mitrovic, Achraf Lazaar, Henri Saivet, Adam Armstrong, and Rolando Aarons.